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Health Benefits of Maca

Maca is a nutrient dense superfood comprised of minerals, vitamins and enzymes. It is a complete protein and contains b Vitamins (essential for vegans). Probably the most important feature of maca is that its an adaptogen. This means the root will respond to your body’s specific needs — in other words, it has the ability to fill in nutritional gaps.

Here are a few health benefits of Maca :

  • Alleviating menopause symptoms
  • Relieving the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Treating polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Restoring sexual function in both men and women
  • Improving make and female fertility

What are the compounds which make Maca so unique?

  • Sterols – They are hormone balancing compounds that stimulate the endocrine system. Campesterol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol.
  • Fatty acid amides (FAAs) – FAAs are neuromodulatory lipids that influence mood and behaviour. Macaine and macamide.

How to use Maca?

  • It is available in capsule or tablet from, powder or dried.

Unlike other herbs used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Maca lacks phytoestrogens but, instead, encourages optimal functioning of the endocrine glands, providing an overall hormone balancing effect.

Reference : https://www.herbazest.com/herbs/maca

10 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s really interesting, I’ve never heard of Maca before. Think I’m going to look for it and give it a try 😊👍

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked the post John and are ready to give it a try. Take 1 teaspoon, or 3.1 grams, of maca powder daily for 6 to 12 weeks to see the benefits take effect. Dosages used in studies ranged from 3 to 3.5 grams daily. Possible side effects Maca is considered safe for most people to consume.

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      1. Ok thank you Garima, hope it works well for me

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      2. Garima says:

        Good Luck.

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      3. I’ll need it 😊👍

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  2. Syd Weedon says:

    Maca works. Unfortunately for me, the one area where it is not helpful is with people who have high blood pressure, which maca tends to raise.

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah yes, that is why is it very important to know everything about a product before using it. Getting it prescribed from a doctor would be the best way.

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  3. C.J. Boock says:

    I hate the taste and consistency of this stuff, but it does seem to work

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